Graduation information for class of 2020

A Message from Superintendent Greg Baker

Dear seniors and families,

We are excited to share our plans to celebrate our soon-to-be graduates. Thanks to the high school students, staff and leaders who have worked hard to refine these plans so that we strike a balance to keep everyone safe and have fun honoring the class of 2020.

Seniors will be invited back to their high schools to pick up caps and gowns in the coming days and weeks. This will be an exciting opportunity for students to see some of our staff, and it is important that we prioritize safety, practice physical distancing and continue to follow guidelines established by Governor Jay Inslee. Please watch for communication from your principal and follow the guidelines they share, including staggered arrival times and staying in your car. Each senior will receive a yard sign and poster congratulating them.

The week of June 8 (also known as senior week) will be filled with special virtual events organized by each high school. June 11 is the last day of school for seniors.

Each high school will share its own virtual graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. on June 12. We encourage each graduate and their friends and family to watch this event as soon as it’s live (at the same time but apart). The ceremony will include student and staff speakers, music and photos of all graduates.

Again, you will be hearing more from your high school principals in the coming days and weeks. As we have learned since our closure in March, guidance and circumstances can change quickly, so stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.

We appreciate the resilience and positive attitudes demonstrated by our seniors during this pandemic. We know that so many of you were looking forward to a traditional, in-person event, and our hearts go out to you. Please know that our district and community are celebrating each of you and your accomplishments.

Cheers to the class of 2020!

Greg Baker